9/11/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

This genre seems to be one of those that time was trying to bury. We all know of Elvis, Gene, Jerry and that cast of characters with long sideburns and twisting hips. But there was an equally important(and far less supported) group of girls and young women trying to carve out a niche in the conforming 1950's. Ranging from cute: Shirley Caddell's Big Bounce, to the terrifying: Susan McCrory The Cannibals' Rovin' Gal, to the sultry: Kirby sisters' Blond In Red Velvet, and of coarse the weird Juke Box On The Moon by Ginny Millay.

I love this stuff and try and grab onto it whenever I can. Todays show material was taken from several sources (as most radio shows are). This stuff is worth finding and should be taught in American History classes.

Hot Boppin Girls Vol 1- 8
Memphis Bells - The Women Of Sun Records on 6 CDs
Good Girls Gone Bad
Tough Dolls
Great Swinging Girls
The Girl's Are Rockin

Playlist Tracks: 
Shirley Caddell - Big Bounce
Album: H.B.G. Vol 2; Label: supersonic sound
Linda Burnetter Bobby The Ramblers - Rattle Bones Rock
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Ann Castle - Go Get The Shotgun Grandpa
Album: H.B.G. Vol 8; Label: supersonic sound
Sara Lee - Jim Dandy
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Joyce Paul - Baby You've Had It
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Peggi Griffith - Rockin The Blues
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Carol Honeycutt - Teen-Age Rebel
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Jan Moore - Play It Cool
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Sue Sinford - That's My Heart
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Susan McCrory The Cannibals - Rovin Gal
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Nettles Sisters - Real Gone Jive
Album: H.B.G. Vol 6; Label: supersonic sound
Miller Sisters - Ten Cats Down
Album: Memphis Bells - The Women Of Sun Records CD 1; Label: Bear Family Records
Starr Sisters - Three Young Chicks
Album: Good Girls Gone Bad; Label: Ace
Kirby Sisters - Blond In Red Velvet
Album: Memphis Bells - The Women Of Sun Records CD 1; Label: Bear Family
Bolean Barry - Long Sideburns
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Betty Jo Starr - Eskimo Boogie
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Cathy Sharpe - North Pole Rock
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Billy Jo Spears - Get Behind Me Satan And Push
Album: Good Girls Gone Bad; Label: Ace
Betty Dickson - Shanty Tramp
Album: H.B.G. Vol 8; Label: supersonic sound
Martin Sisters - VooDoo
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Joyce Paul - Bad News
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Pat Molittieri - The U.S.A.
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Libby Dean - Ding Dong Rock A Billy Wedding
Album: H.B.G. Vol 6; Label: supersonic sound
Eileen Barton - How-Ja Do, How-Ja-Do, How-Ja-Do
Album: H.B.G. Vol 8; Label: supersonic sound
Nona Rae - Real Kool Kitty
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Gwen Davis - Seven Lonely Days
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Betty Rodgers - Hey Good Lookin
Album: The Girl's Are Rockin'; Label: White LabelRecords
Barbara Reed - Dancing Teardrops
Album: H.B.G. Vol 4; Label: supersonic sound
Ruth Brown - This Little Girls Gone Rockin
Album: H.B.G. Vol 3; Label: supersonic sound
Bernadette The Swinging Bears - Crazy Yogi
Album: H.B.G. Vol 4; Label: supersonic sound
June August - What Does A Lifeguard Do In The Fall?
Album: H.B.G. Vol 3; Label: supersonic sound
Ella Mae Morse - Razzle Dazzle
Album: H.B.G. Vol 3; Label: supersonic sound
Acorn Sisters - Real Gone
Album: Tough Dolls; Label: Buffalo Bop
Colleen Carson - Going Going Gone
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Pricilla Bowman - A Spare Man
Album: Tough Dolls; Label: Buffalo Bop
Jamie Horton - Robot Man
Album: H.B.G. Vol 1; Label: supersonic sound
Jan Amber - The Little Martian
Album: H.B.G. Vol 6; Label: supersonic sound
Ginny Millay - Juke Box On The Moon
Album: The Girl's Are Rockin'; Label: White Label Records
Air Date: 
September 11, 2007